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This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Renault Clio Hatchback review.

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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Buying used

The Clio makes an excellent used buy although the best examples tend to stay within the Renault dealer network. Car supermarkets are another place to look but avoid entry-level models or those with high miles. Diesel versions are better if you plan on covering more than town miles although the petrols (with the exception of the 2.0-litre) are all very economical.

If you’re after the facelifted model these were introduced in May 2009 so will only be available on an 09-plate or later. Pre-facelifted models will also be cheaper to buy used.


The new Clio is stylish, spacious and safe. It should be easy to sell - especially to those who have just passed their tests. The well equipped Dynamique models are the most sought after while the dCi models will always be able to command a premium over a similar spec petrol car.

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